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Re: deleting a title or subtitle in a notebook

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  • Subject: [mg73869] Re: deleting a title or subtitle in a notebook
  • From: "John Jowett" <John.Jowett at>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 06:35:48 -0500 (EST)
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Another way (which I don't think anyone mentioned so far ...)  is to simply 
place the cursor in the cell itself and press Ctrl+. (i.e., Ctrl key and 
period together) repeatedly until you have selected the whole cell to 

If the cell contains just text (like a title) one Ctrl+. will select all the 
text in the cell and the second one will select the whole cell.

Incidentally this "Extend Selection" is an extremely useful keyboard 
shortcut, especially in input cells where you can select parts of code at 
increasing levels of nesting (before cutting, pasting, etc.).  It's one of 
my favourite features of the Front End.

John Jowett

"Helen Read" <read at> wrote in message 
news:es3i56$nn2$1 at
Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> In considering my response further, another possibility occurred to me:
> You are using a notebook StyleSheet in which Title and Subtitle cells do
> not display their cell brackets at all.
> In that case, you could temporarily change the Style Sheet back to a
> default style that does show those brackets, delete the cell, and then
> restore the Style Sheet you want.  Of course do this ONLY if you are
> using a saved, separate Style Sheet rather than an imported copy that
> you have modified.

It's also possible to select the cell even if the bracket is not
displayed. Put the cursor where the bracket *would be* if it were
visible, select, and delete. (Yes, it's not the easiest thing in the
world to select an invisible bracket, but I have done it and it does work.)

Helen Read
University of Vermont

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